Hey guys! I have a pretty awesome new building design to share with you all today! Somebody has made a really great tavern and sent it in to our submissions email, and it looks really nice! The design is quite simple really, but the way it has been built is perfect! It would fit nicely into any kind of town, but it was originally made for a medieval village! Check out pictures of the design below!

This here is a picture showing off part of the building! In this image, you can see the kind of materials that were used to build it. As you can see, the roof has been made completely out of hay which gives it a very old feeling to it, and the wooden pillar structure on the sides of the walls also looks very old – The white color goes nicely with the rest of the house, and it’s much easier to get than any other wool when playing in survival mode, too!

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Here’s a shot of the tavern but this time it has been taken from far away. I could just imagine that this would be fit perfectly into a row of different types of houses! It is a little small though, so if you were to make one, you might want to think about making it a little wider. Alternatively, you could just use this design as a basic house design for the building in your village!

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What are your opinions on this particular design? I actually really liked it, and if I make any villages, I might base any tavern-like designs on this in the future! You can leave your own thoughts in the comments section down below.

Although update 0.9.0 is now getting finished up and ready for a release date, there are still a few changes here and there that may be added into the game and still be ready for the 0.9.0 release! One of these features was mentioned the other day on a Reddit thread, and although it’s not definite, Johan did say that he’d have a look at putting in Emeralds into Minecraft Pocket Edition on Tuesday!

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So far, Johan has done a really, really good job on all of the textures for the new biomes, but there are still a few blocks that the PC version has that the Pocket Edition won’t – this includes some ore blocks such as Emerald and Redstone, and if these are added at a later point, a whole new world generation system will need to be created!

Luckily, Redstone ore is already in the game in preparation for when it can be used in the future, but Emeralds aren’t yet, but Johan may add them into 0.9.0 to save himself from doing more work in updates further down the line.

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In the PC version, emeralds don’t have that much of a use, however they can be traded with villagers in return for lots of cool stuff, including diamonds! Villagers won’t be able to trade in 0.9.0, but if Emeralds are in, that means we’ll be one step closer to being able to trade with them in the future!

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What do you think of this news? It’s not all that exciting, but I think it would still be quite fun to come across some Emeralds whilst mining.

Hey guys! Your week is up, and the second survive a seed challenge has come to an end! We have been sent dozens and dozens of really cool designs this week, and it was really hard to choose a winning design! However some stood out because the creators put hours and hours of time and effort into the designs! Below, I’ll showcase the winning design, but first I’d like to share a little about what Survive a Seed is about.

Survive a Seed is a new weekly post that challenges you all to try and make the best design in survival mode and only on the seed that has been shared for that particular week! These seeds are usually limited on resources, so it can be hard to build decent designs! So far, it’s been a lot of fun and I’ll be starting another one tomorrow! Now, onto the winning design!

This week, Jordan sent in a really amazing world that he has spent almost the whole week working on! I’m really impressed with the results, and I think his design is the best one this week! Here’s an image of the house from far away! On the right, Jordan has started to grow some sugar cane, and in the center of the image, there is a big fancy building!

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Here’s a closer look at the building – there are plenty of windows and balconies on here! I think this looks really nice, and it would have taken a while to perfect in survival mode.

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The building above isn’t the only one in this world! Here’s another one! This building looks just as cool, and could be used as a building for visitors if Jordan ever plays with his friends on this world.

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And here’s another view of Jordan’s world and in this picture you can see his massive farm area!

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Well done Jordan and everybody else for entering your designs! If you would like to try your luck, come back and check out the next survive a seed challenge tomorrow!

 

Hey guys! Somebody has sent in a step by step picture guide on how to build a super F1 car! I thought it was really cool, and this would be a perfect addition to a house with a garage or to a racing track! Below I’ll show the step by step pictures and also explain how to build it! Check it out below!

Firstly, place down four black wool blocks with this amount of space between them. (1 horizontal, and four vertical.)

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After that, place one red block in the middle of the two front blocks, and then three white blocks in front of those. The middle white block should be a stair piece!

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Next, extend the red wool by two blocks.

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This step is quite tricky – put two stair pieces on each side at the back wheels, the first stair piece should face outwards, and the second stair piece should face towards the other wheels.

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Next, place down two more red blocks! Leave a space in the middle for the driver’s seat!

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After that, place two more red blocks on top of the back red blocks, and then a white slab block behind them!

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Now, extend out the white slab block by two pieces on either side!

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Next, place a mine cart in the gap for the driver’s seat! To do this, you will first need to place down a rail piece, it can be powered rail or standard rail. Once you’ve done that you can put the mine cart in and you will be finally done!

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Would you like to see more guides like this? Let me know in the comments!